February 2010

FineScale Modeler magazine is the essential tool for modelers of all skill levels.  Learn how to create models of aircraft, armor, ships, cars and more.  Every issue provides clear, well-instructed articles that show how to assemble the latest model kits and how to master painting and finishing techniques.

Kit reviews, new kit and product announcements, tips from experts, and a gallery of readers' models make every issue packed with value.
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Airbrushing & Finishing: Weathering powders
By Aaron Skinner
The power of pigments and powders
pg. 22
Cover story: Missile destroyer Otlichnyy
Showcase special: The ship is Russian, but it takes time
pg. 24
Detailing a Wild Weasel
By Greg Leszczynski
Why buy stuff you can build yourself?
pg. 28
Tackling Tamiya's titanic Tiger II
By Steve Anderson
This 1/16 scale tank is big on details
pg. 42
Build and paint, step by step
By Dennis Gerber
USCG HH-65 Dolphin, bit by bit
pg. 48
ONLINE EXTRA: HH-65 Dolphin and the U.S. Navy's littoral ship
Kit Classics
By Matthew Usher
Renwal's "The Visible Man"
pg. 69
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
7 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
By Bruno Schielzeth
By John Plzak
Hobby Shop Directory
Classified Marketplace
Advertiser Index
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